Bringing home a new puppy is a very exciting thing. It’s understandable that a family wouldn’t want to consider the dog breed’s possible lack of longevity at such a young age. As the dog grows older and health issues begin to emerge, being familiar with the breed’s weaknesses is worthwhile. These dogs are certainly full of life though – many owners of these breeds are grateful for having one to call their own.
ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL:
English Cocker Spaniels rank 18th in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs, being of excellent working intelligence. They should be trained with a lot of rewards and positive reinforcement because can be easily stressed by loud noises and by rough treatment or handling. But the rewards of the properly trained English Cocker Spaniel far outweigh the somewhat increased difficulty of the training